New technology boosts yields by addressing alternate bearing
South Africa-based agricultural group Agri Technovation has launched a new product that monitors a fruit tree’s carbohydrate status, allowing for timely corrective action to ensure an optimal harvest.
The technology called Itest Carbohydrates is said to be especially effective in addressing alternate bearing by helping to establish a greater equilibrium between crops, leading to increased yields over time.
According to Erik de Vries, Agri Technovation’s joint chief executive, the new tool has already proved successful among citrus growers.
The technology was recently extended to the avocado industry and will soon be launched for apples as well as macadamias, almonds, pecan nuts, vineyards and mangoes.
“We are looking at almost 20 different crops and have made good progress on about 14 of them,” de Vries said.
“Over the last two years, the…